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Closing date: Sunday 31 December 2023
Location: Crown Chambers, South Street, Andover SP10 2BN
Hours: 12 days per year
Salary: Unpaid role (expenses paid)
Contract: Trustee/Volunteer
Interview date: TBC

Want to work with a team that does something worthwhile? We are proud to work together to Beat Macular Disease – and this has been recognised by The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 list.

Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with around 300 people diagnosed every day. The Macular Society is the only charity determined to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world class research, and the best advice and support.

To support people affected by macular disease now, the Macular Society provides a range of support, information and services. Our research programme is focused on finding new treatments and a cure to Beat Macular Disease forever.

As part of our Board of Trustees, you will use your knowledge, skills and experience to ensure we achieve our charitable objectives and provide support and advice on matters that impact us.

We wish to encourage applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds who will bring a breadth of expertise and experience to the Board.

We are keen to ensure we have the right expertise across our board to match our future needs, with this in mind we are particularly looking for candidates who have skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:  lived experience of macular disease, safeguarding, employment law, or experience of translational research and early drug discovery pipeline.  We have a number of roles available, including a lead trustee for safeguarding.

We are passionate about treating people fairly and as equals, doing so is instinctive to us. We know that to Beat Macular Disease for all we have work to do. That’s why we are keen to hear from people of all backgrounds who have the skills and experience we are looking for. We particularly encourage applications from people from under-represented groups, to help ensure what we do and how we do it is inclusive – for everyone.

Many of our meetings are held virtually, however travel to either our head office in Andover or to London to attend in person meetings will be required for this role.

We envisage the time commitment for you to successfully contribute to this role being:

Approximately 12 days per year through:

  • Attendance at four board meetings, one “away day” per year and preparatory work
  • Support to one of our key committees with up to four meetings a year and preparatory work.
  • Optional participation in any of our celebratory events or activities such as our annual conference, webinars, and additional training.

Please view the full job specification at:

To hear what our teams say about working here please visit:

Please address any questions by email to:

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter to:

Closing date: 31 December 2023

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Macular Society website:

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